The best movies with Ben Johnson

List of the 10 best movies starring Ben Johnson, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Will Penny
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Will Penny

Role in movie: Alex
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ill Penny, an aging cowpoke, takes a job on a ranch which requires him to ride the line of the property looking for trespassers or, worse, squatters. He finds that his cabin in the high mountains has been appropriated by a woman whose guide to Oregon has deserted her and her son. Too ashamed to kick mother and child out just as the bitter winter of the mountains sets in, he agrees to share the cabin until the spring thaw. But it isn't just the snow that slowly thaws; the lonely man and woman soon forget their mutual hostility and start developing a deep love for one another.

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3 Godfathers
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3 Godfathers

Role in movie: Posse man #1
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hree outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives.

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The Sugarland Express
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The Sugarland Express

Role in movie: Captain Harlin Tanner
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arried small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.

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Rio Grande
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Rio Grande

Role in movie: Trooper Travis Tyree
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t. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.

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The Getaway
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The Getaway

Role in movie: Jack Beynon
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recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

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Wagon Master
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Wagon Master

Role in movie: Travis Blue
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wo young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

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Shane
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Shane

Role in movie: Chris Calloway
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weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Role in movie: Sgt. Tyree
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fter Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn, a retiring US Cavalry captain takes his troop out on a final patrol to handle a breakout from a nearby Indian reservation. His mission is, however, complicated by the commanding officer's wife and niece accompanying the patrol.

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The Wild Bunch
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The Wild Bunch

Role in movie: Tector Gorch
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ging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties

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The Last Picture Show
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The Last Picture Show

Role in movie: Sam the Lion
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he coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.

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Ben Johnson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American motion picture actor who was mainly cast in Westerns. He was also a rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and rancher. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Johnson (actor) , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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